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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821749/dna-methylation-in-demyelinated-multiple-sclerosis-hippocampus
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Anthony M Chomyk, Christina Volsko, Ajai Tripathi, Sadie A Deckard, Bruce D Trapp, Robert J Fox, Ranjan Dutta
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated demyelinating disease of the human central nervous system (CNS). Memory impairments and hippocampal demyelination are common features in MS patients. Our previous data have shown that demyelination alters neuronal gene expression in the hippocampus. DNA methylation is a common epigenetic modifier of gene expression. In this study, we investigated whether DNA methylation is altered in MS hippocampus following demyelination. Our results show that mRNA levels of DNA methyltransferase were increased in demyelinated MS hippocampus, while de-methylation enzymes were decreased...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820941/a-photoactivatable-probe-for-super-resolution-imaging-of-enzymatic-activity-in-live-cells
#2
Elias A Halabi, Zacharias Thiel, Nils Trapp, Dorothea Pinotsi, Pablo Rivera-Fuentes
A dual-activatable, fluorogenic probe was developed to sense esterase activity with single-molecule resolution. Without enzymatic pre-activation, the diazoindanone-based probe has an electron poor core and, upon irradiation, undergoes Wolff rearrangement to give a ring-expanded xanthene core that is non-emissive. If the probe is pre-activated by carboxylesterases, the tricyclic core becomes electron-rich and the photoinduced Wolff rearrangement produces a highly emissive rhodol dye. Live-cell and solution studies confirmed the selectivity of the probe and revealed that the photoactivated dye does not diffuse away from the original location of activation because the intermediate ketene forms a covalent bond with surrounding macromolecules...
August 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809485/dispersion-and-halogen-bonding-interactions-binding-of-the-axial-conformers-of-monohalo-and-%C3%A2-trans-1-2-dihalocyclohexanes-in-enantiopure-alleno-acetylenic-cages
#3
Cornelius Gropp, Tamara Husch, Nils Trapp, Markus Reiher, François Diederich
Enantiopure alleno-acetylenic cage (AAC) receptors with a resorcin[4]arene scaffold, from which four homochiral alleno-acetylenes converge to shape a cavity closed by a four-fold OH-hydrogen-bonding array, form a highly ordered porous network in the solid state. They enable the complexation and co-crystallization of otherwise non-crystalline small molecules. This paper analyzes the axial conformers of monohalo- and (±)-trans-1,2-dihalocyclohexanes, bound in the interior cavity of the AACs, on the atomic level in the solid state and in solution, accompanied by accurate calculations...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792215/thermodynamic-and-transport-properties-of-crown-ethers-force-field-development-and-molecular-simulations
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Seyed Hossein Hossein Jamali, Mahinder Ramdin, Tim M Becker, Shwet Kumar Rinwa, Wim Buijs, Thijs J H Vlugt
Crown-ethers have recently been used to assemble porous liquids (PLs), which are liquids with permanent porosity formed by mixing bulky solvent molecules (e.g., 15-crown-5 ether) with solvent-inaccessible organic cages. PLs and crown-ethers belong to a novel class of materials, which can potentially be used for gas separation and storage, but their performance for this purpose needs to be assessed thoroughly. Here, we use molecular simulations to study the gas separation performance of crown-ethers as the solvent of porous liquids...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777934/mutations-in-trappc12-manifest-in-progressive-childhood-encephalopathy-and-golgi-dysfunction
#5
Miroslav P Milev, Megan E Grout, Djenann Saint-Dic, Yong-Han Hank Cheng, Ian A Glass, Christopher J Hale, David S Hanna, Michael O Dorschner, Keshika Prematilake, Avraham Shaag, Orly Elpeleg, Michael Sacher, Dan Doherty, Simon Edvardson
Progressive childhood encephalopathy is an etiologically heterogeneous condition characterized by progressive central nervous system dysfunction in association with a broad range of morbidity and mortality. The causes of encephalopathy can be either non-genetic or genetic. Identifying the genetic causes and dissecting the underlying mechanisms are critical to understanding brain development and improving treatments. Here, we report that variants in TRAPPC12 result in progressive childhood encephalopathy. Three individuals from two unrelated families have either a homozygous deleterious variant (c...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752054/serotonergic-modulation-of-the-activity-of-glp-1-producing-neurons-in-the-nucleus-of-the-solitary-tract-in-mouse
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Marie K Holt, Ida J Llewellyn-Smith, Frank Reimann, Fiona M Gribble, Stefan Trapp
OBJECTIVE: Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and 5-HT are potent regulators of food intake within the brain. GLP-1 is expressed by preproglucagon (PPG) neurons in the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS). We have previously shown that PPG neurons innervate 5-HT neurons in the ventral brainstem. Here, we investigate whether PPG neurons receive serotonergic input and respond to 5-HT. METHODS: We employed immunohistochemistry to reveal serotonergic innervation of PPG neurons...
August 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738147/round-robin-study-molecular-simulation-of-thermodynamic-properties-from-models-with-internal-degrees-of-freedom
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Michael Schappals, Andreas Mecklenfeld, Leif Kröger, Vitalie Botan, Andreas Köster, Simon Stephan, Edder J García, Gabor Rutkai, Gabriele Raabe, Peter Klein, Kai Leonhard, Colin W Glass, Johannes Lenhard, Jadran Vrabec, Hans Hasse
Thermodynamic properties are often modeled by classical force fields which describe the interactions on the atomistic scale. Molecular simulations are used for retrieving thermodynamic data from such models, and many simulation techniques and computer codes are available for that purpose. In the present round robin study, the following fundamental question is addressed: Will different user groups working with different simulation codes obtain coinciding results within the statistical uncertainty of their data? A set of 24 simple simulation tasks is defined and solved by five user groups working with eight molecular simulation codes: DL_POLY, GROMACS, IMC, LAMMPS, ms2, NAMD, Tinker, and TOWHEE...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732324/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-amh-levels-in-premenopausal-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-taxane-based-adjuvant-chemotherapy-a-translational-research-project-of-the-success-a-study
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Elisabeth Trapp, J Steidl, B Rack, M S Kupka, U Andergassen, J Jückstock, A Kurt, T Vilsmaier, A de Gregorio, N de Gregorio, M Tzschaschel, C Lato, A Polasik, H Tesch, A Schneeweiss, M W Beckmann, P A Fasching, W Janni, V Müller
BACKGROUND: Premenopausal women undergoing chemotherapy are at high risk for premature ovarian failure and its long-term consequences. Data on potential markers to evaluate ovarian reserve pre- and posttreatment are limited. Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) known for ovarian reserve in reproductive medicine could be a surrogate marker and was assessed in premenopausal breast cancer patients of the SUCCESS A study (EUDRA-CT no. 2005-000490-21). METHODS: We identified 170 premenopausal patients, age ≤ 40 years at trial entry, who received FEC-Doc as taxane-anthracylince based chemotherapy...
July 18, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730740/statistical-process-control-and-verifying-positional-accuracy-of-a-cobra-motion-couch-using-step-wedge-quality-assurance-tool
#9
Diana Binny, Craig M Lancaster, Jamie V Trapp, Scott B Crowe
This study utilizes process control techniques to identify action limits for TomoTherapy couch positioning quality assurance tests. A test was introduced to monitor accuracy of the applied couch offset detection in the TomoTherapy Hi-Art treatment system using the TQA "Step-Wedge Helical" module and MVCT detector. Individual X-charts, process capability (cp), probability (P), and acceptability (cpk) indices were used to monitor a 4-year couch IEC offset data to detect systematic and random errors in the couch positional accuracy for different action levels...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728194/-relevance-of-living-wills-during-post-resuscitation-care
#10
Martin Christ, Katharina Isabel von Auenmüller, Martin Grett, Scharbanu Amirie, Michael Brand, Hans-Joachim Trappe
Background There is hardly any evidence about the influence of living wills on acute life-threatening disease like out-of-hospital cardiac-arrest (OHCA). We therefore initiated this study to quantify the percentage of victims of OHCA who's living wills are available during post-resuscitation care. Methods All victims of OHCA who were admitted to our hospital between January 1(st) 2008 and July 31(th) 2016 were identified by analysis of our central admission register. Data from individual patients were collected from the patient's health records and anonymously stored on a central database...
July 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721335/investigation-of-newborns-with-abnormal-results-in-a-newborn-screening-program-for-four-lysosomal-storage-diseases-in-brazil
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Heydy Bravo, Eurico Camargo Neto, Jaqueline Schulte, Jamile Pereira, Claudio Sampaio Filho, Fernanda Bittencourt, Fernanda Sebastião, Fernanda Bender, Ana Paula Scholz de Magalhães, Régis Guidobono, Franciele Barbosa Trapp, Kristiane Michelin-Tirelli, Carolina F M Souza, Diana Rojas Málaga, Gabriela Pasqualim, Ana Carolina Brusius-Facchin, Roberto Giugliani
Lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs) are genetic disorders, clinically heterogeneous, mainly caused by defects in genes encoding lysosomal enzymes that degrade macromolecules. Several LSDs already have specific therapies that may improve clinical outcomes, especially if introduced early in life. With this aim, screening methods have been established and newborn screening (NBS) for some LSDs has been developed. Such programs should include additional procedures for the confirmation (or not) of the cases that had an abnormal result in the initial screening...
September 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706001/aspirin-as-a-cox-inhibitor-and-anti-inflammatory-drug-in-human-skeletal-muscle
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Steve M Ratchford, Kaleen M Lavin, Ryan K Perkins, Bozena Jemiolo, Scott W Trappe, Todd A Trappe
Although aspirin is one of the most common anti-inflammatory drugs in the world, the effect of aspirin on human skeletal muscle inflammation is almost completely unknown. This study examined the potential effects and related time course of an orally consumed aspirin dose on the inflammatory PGE2/COX pathway in human skeletal muscle. Skeletal muscle biopsies were taken from the vastus lateralis of 10 healthy adults (5M/5F, 25±2y) before and 2, 4, and 24h after consuming a standard dose of aspirin (975mg) and partitioned for analysis of 1) in vivo PGE2 levels in resting skeletal muscle and 2) ex vivo skeletal muscle PGE2 production when stimulated with the COX substrate arachidonic acid (5μM)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700115/lkb1-pro-oncogenic-activity-triggers-cell-survival-in-circulating-tumor-cells
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Elisabeth Katharina Trapp, Leonie Majunke, Beate Zill, Harald Sommer, Ulrich Andergassen, Julian Koch, Nadia Harbeck, Sven Mahner, Thomas Wolfram Paul Friedl, Wolfgang Janni, Brigitte Rack, Marianna Alunni-Fabbroni
During intravasation, circulating tumor cells (CTCs) detach from the epithelium of origin and begin the Epithelial-to Mesenchymal-Transition (EMT) process, where they lose epithelial features and pass through the endothelium to enter circulation. Although detachment from the extracellular matrix is a strong source of metabolic stress, which induces anoikis, CTCs can survive. Recently, the tumor suppressor liver kinase B1 (LKB1) has gained attention for its role as a proto-oncogene in restoring the correct ATP/AMP ratio during metabolic stress...
July 12, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689411/adsorption-and-diffusion-of-c1-to-c4-alkanes-in-dual-porosity-zeolites-by-molecular-simulations
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Eliska Rezlerova, Arnost Zukal, Jiri Cejka, Flor R Siperstein, John Kennedy Brennan, Martin Lisal
We employ grand canonical Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations to systematically study adsorption and diffusion of C1 to C4 alkanes in hierarchical ZSM-5 zeolite with micro- (~1nm) and mesopores (>2nm). The zeolite is characterized by a large surface area of active sites at the microporous scale with high permeability and access to the active sites, which arises from the enhanced transport at the mesoporous scale. We model this zeolite as a microporous Na+ exchanged alumino-sillicate zeolite ZSM-5/35 (Si/Al=35) in which cylindrical mesopores with diameter of 4nm have been built by deleting atoms accordingly...
July 9, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687429/ecological-effects-of-scrubber-water-discharge-on-coastal-plankton-potential-synergistic-effects-of-contaminants-reduce-survival-and-feeding-of-the-copepod-acartia-tonsa
#15
Marja Koski, Colin Stedmon, Stefan Trapp
To meet the oncoming requirements for lower sulphur emissions, shipping companies can install scrubbers where the exhaust is sprayed with seawater and subsequently discharged to the sea. The discharge water has a pH around 3 and contains elevated concentrations of vanadium, nickel, lead and hydrocarbons. We investigated 1) the threshold concentrations of scrubber discharge water for survival, feeding and reproduction of the copepod Acartia tonsa, 2) whether the effects depend on the exposure route and 3) whether exposure to discharge water can be detected in field-collected organisms...
August 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686941/diffusion-and-sorption-of-organic-micropollutants-in-biofilms-with-varying-thicknesses
#16
Elena Torresi, Fabio Polesel, Kai Bester, Magnus Christensson, Barth F Smets, Stefan Trapp, Henrik R Andersen, Benedek Gy Plósz
Solid-liquid partitioning is one of the main fate processes determining the removal of micropollutants in wastewater. Little is known on the sorption of micropollutants in biofilms, where molecular diffusion may significantly influence partitioning kinetics. In this study, the diffusion and the sorption of 23 micropollutants were investigated in novel moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) carriers with controlled biofilm thickness (50, 200 and 500 μm) using targeted batch experiments (initial concentration = 1 μg L(-1), for X-ray contrast media 15 μg L(-1)) and mathematical modelling...
June 14, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682631/phase-diagram-of-methane-and-carbon-dioxide-hydrates-computed-by-monte-carlo-simulations
#17
Magnus H Waage, Thijs J H Vlugt, Signe Kjelstrup
Molecular Monte Carlo simulations are used to compute the three-phase (hydrate-liquid water-gas) equilibrium lines of methane and carbon dioxide hydrates, using the Transferable Potentials for Phase Equilibria model for carbon dioxide, the united atom optimized potential for liquid simulations model for methane, and the TIP4P/Ice and TIP4P/2005 models for water. The three-phase equilibrium temperatures have been computed for pressures between 50 and 4000 bar via free-energy calculations. The computed results are as expected for methane hydrates but deviate from the direct-coexistence molecular dynamics (MD) studies for carbon dioxide hydrates...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660412/-erratum-to-difficulties-with-children-of-abnormal-weight
#18
S Wirtz, C Eich, K Becke, S Brenner, A Callies, U Harding, C Höhne, F Hoffmann, J Kaufmann, B Landsleitner, H Marung, T Nicolai, F Reifferscheid, U Trappe, P Jung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 28, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639018/test-of-aerobic-tce-degradation-by-willows-salix-viminalis-and-willows-inoculated-with-tce-cometabolizing-strains-of-burkholderia-cepacia
#19
Lauge Peter Westergaard Clausen, Mette Martina Broholm, Ulrich Gosewinkel, Stefan Trapp
Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a widespread soil and groundwater pollutant and clean-up is often problematic and expensive. Phytoremediation may be a cost-effective solution at some sites. This study investigates TCE degradation by willows (S. viminalis) and willows inoculated with three strains of B. cepacia (301C, PR1-31 and VM1330-pTOM), using chloride formation as an indicator of dehalogenation. Willows were grown in non-sterile, hydroponic conditions for 3 weeks in chloride-free nutrient solution spiked with TCE...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634874/the-childcare-center-an-untapped-opportunity-to-engage-and-educate-families-in-healthy-behaviors
#20
Michelle M Cloutier, James F Wiley, Christine Trapp, Jennifer Haile, Amy A Gorin
Obesity rates in preschool children are high and disproportionately affect low-income children of color in the USA. Since 80% of preschool children spend ∼40 h/week in out-of-the home childcare, childcare centers are promising sites for obesity prevention interventions. Mixed methods were used to develop, implement, and assess the feasibility of an obesity prevention program for children 2-5 years. The intervention which consisted of brief (1-3 min), interactive, educational modules was developed by content experts and parents (n = 20) and targeted four areas (milk, sugar sweetened beverages, screen time, and physical activity)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
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